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           === Resurgent Colts stay hot by cruising past Jaguars ===
 
 Jacksonville,  FL  (Sports Network)  - With payback  on its mind, Indianapolis
 continued one of the NFL's most surprising stories.
 
 Andrew  Luck threw for 227 yards and ran for two scores as the Colts avenged a
 Week 3 loss to Jacksonville with a 27-10 thumping on Thursday night.
 
 The Colts (6-3) used their 22-17 home loss to the Jaguars in Week 3 as fuel to
 start  fast and cruise throughout most of the second half. Indianapolis is 5-1
 since  head coach  Chuck Pagano  left  the team  to go  through treatment  for
 leukemia.
 
 "We've  got a lot of good kids in this locker room," said Indianapolis interim
 head  coach Bruce  Arians. "Everyone played their tails off tonight. It wasn't
 one of our better efforts, but they played the entire time and made some great
 plays."
 
 With  Luck  under center, the Colts  have already doubled their win total from
 Peyton Manning's  rookie  season.  Luck's  streak  of  four straight  300-yard
 passing  games did come to an end, but he used his legs effectively in the red
 zone  and shook off two turnovers to guide the Colts  to their first four-game
 winning streak since the end of the 2010 season.
 
 Vick  Ballard  and Donald  Brown combined  for 90 yards  rushing and the Colts
 managed  a collective 138 yards on the ground. Luck completed 18-of-26 passes,
 including  eight  for 96 yards to  favorite target Reggie Wayne. Darius Butler
 finished  with  two interceptions,  including  one  for  a touchdown,  in  the
 victory.
 
 Blaine  Gabbert  completed 18-of-31  passes for 209  yards and an interception
 before  leaving early in the fourth quarter with a shoulder injury. Chad Henne
 lit  a fire  under the Jaguars (1-8), completing 10-of-16 passes for 121 yards
 with  one touchdown and one interception. Cecil Shorts caught that score along
 with five other passes for 105 total yards.
 
 "We  were  hoping to come  out and  not have the  things happen that have been
 happening  to us,"  said  Jacksonville  head coach  Mike  Mularkey. "But  they
 happened  immediately and it changed the momentum. Sucked the air right out of
 us and it just proceeded from there."
 
 Indianapolis  took its  second possession 44 yards into scoring territory, but
 Luck  was sacked  on third down, and the visitors settled for Adam Vinatieri's
 31-yard boot.
 
 The  Jaguars enginerred  their own march, but it also stalled. Josh Scobee was
 not as accurate as his counterpart, missing wide right from 44 yards out.
 
 Those two drives were a microcosm for the night.
 
 Indianapolis  took advantage  of the good field position, marching 62 yards in
 eight  plays to take  a 10-0 lead. Luck was intercepted on the first play, but
 the  miscue  was nullified  by a  roughing the  passer penalty. Luck's 21-yard
 toss to Wayne set the Colts up inside the 10-yard line, and the mobile signal-
 caller cemented the scoring drive with a 5-yard jaunt into the end zone.
 
 Jacksonville  again  ventured  into  Colts  territory,  but  Laurent  Robinson
 fumbled,  resulting in just Indianapolis' fourth takeaway of the campaign. The
 Colts  wasted little  time, needing  just seven  plays to  reach the  end zone
 again.  The  big play  was a  44-yard pitch-and-catch down  the seam to Donnie
 Avery,  and  Luck finished off  the 61-yard drive  by barely reaching over the
 pylon from 1-yard out on fourth down.
 
 The  Jaguars finally got  on the scoreboard late in the half with Scobee's 40-
 yard boot.  Jacksonville didn't covert any of its five third-down chances  and
 mustered just 146 total yards.
 
 The  Colts, a turnover-starved outfit this season, got another takeaway in the
 beginning moments of the third quarter. Butler jumped a hitch route, picked it
 off in stride  and strolled 11 yards  into the end zone  for a three-touchdown
 lead.
 
 Henne was in the saddle during Jacksonville's only touchdown drive of the game
 in  the fourth quarter,  marching the home team to the end zone with a 4-yard,
 back-shoulder  toss to  Shorts.  He  couldn't get  the  Jags  any closer,  and
 Vinatieri's  41-yard  field goal with just  over 3 1/2 minutes left capped the
 scoring.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Avery  caught  four passes for  65 yards ... Wayne  was targeted 11 times, but
 that  wasn't a game high. Shorts was targeted 13 times and Robinson was thrown
 to  15 times,  catching nine for 77 yards ... Rashad Jennings led Jacksonville
 with  just 27 yards  rushing on 11 carries ... The Colts entered the game with
 just  three takeaways through eight games, tying the fewest in league history.
 They collected three more on Thursday.
 
 
 11/09 01:18:06 ET